A list of our favorite websites that support water resource management.
A list of recurring or upcoming events related to water.
- World Water Week - held August 21-27 in Stockholm, some sessions will be broadcast live through the web.
- World Water Day - observed on March 22, this event grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. World Water Day in 2005 marked the beginning of the UN International Decade for Action on water.
- World Plumbing Day - this event is held March 11 and sponsored by the World Plumbing Council.
- Earth Day - Earth Day will be observed for the 42nd year on April 22, 2012.
A list of our favorite water references.
- Glossary of Terms - this glossary of common water related terms, abbreviations, and definitions is from the Alliance for Water Efficiency.
- Water Statistics - the Stockholm International Water Institute website lists statistics related to global water supply and demand including information about different end uses and issues such as dlimate, disaster, conflict, and transboundary waters.
- Water Resources and International Law - the Peace Palace Library has been collecting books and materials in the field of international law since 1913.
- A Drop's Life - video that tells the story of the DC Water's Clean Rivers Project from the perspective of a single water drop.
- Story of Stuff: Bottled Water - The Story of Bottled Water was released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day).
A list of our favorite water sites maintained by the Federal government.
- WaterSMART Clearinghouse - a searchable database of water management related documents, hosted by the US Department of Interior.
- National Water Information System - a database of national water data provided by the USGS.
- National Water Program - a good source of US water quality information at a regional level.
- Water Quality Information Center - another good source for US water quality information provided by USDA.
Non-profit and Research Organizations
A list of our favorite water websites maintained by non-profit and research organizations.
- International Water Management Institute - supported by a network of governments, private foundations and non-profit organizations, the institute's mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment.
- CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (CUAHSI-HIS) - provides web services, tools, standards and procedures that enhance access to more and better data for hydrologic analysis.
- Pacific Institute - a leading non-profit environmental research organization that publishes studies on water issues as well as three electronic newsletters and an informative website.
A list of our favorite websites of professional water organizations.
- Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) - non-profit and professional organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water.
- American Water Works Association (AWWA) - the water industry's professional organization.
- American Water Resources Association (AWRA) - a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research.
- Water Research Foundation (WRF) - the research arm of the American Water Works Association that sposors research to understand, manage, and solve water utilities' most pressing issues.
- Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) - America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.
State and Local Water Organizations
A list of our favorite water sites at the state and local level.
- Water Use It Wisely - a conservation campaign adopted by over 400 towns, cities, states and utility companies. The campaign is dedicated to promoting awareness of water conservation efforts and has great links to other water organizations.
- San Diego County Water Authority - provides a good example of water conservation efforts.
- Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse - a good source of information about water conservation in the state of Florida.
- Colorado Water Conservation Board - contains information specific to the major water basins in Colorado as well as resources helpful to any water professional.
- Texas Water Development Board - Texas has one of the strongest state water planning programs. Particularly useful are references related to alternate water sources.
- California Urban Water Conservation Council - the CUWWC provides specific support to residents of California and much general information as well.
International Water Organizations
A list of our favorite water sites maintained by international organizations.
- World Water Council - an international multi-stakeholder platform that hosts the World Water Forum.
- UN-Water - a useful entry point to information on water programs sponsored by UN agencies.
- World Bank - the Bank's page dedicated to providing information on water quality and management issues in the developing world.
- Water Footprint - this organization is based in the Netherlands and focuses on both direct and indirect water use to produce goods and services.
- EC Environment - an overview of the European Commission's water conservation and management programs.